Books & Movies

“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” -Don Schwartz

Below is a list of books and movies I’ve read & watched that I think you should too. If you have further recommendations, please leave them in the comments!


In the order in which I read them:

Skinny Bitch
A no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous!
by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
Click here to read my book review

The Omnivore’s Dilemma
A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan

In Defense of Food
An Eater’s Manifesto
by Michael Pollan

Fast Food Nation
The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser

The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
by Matthew Scully

The Higher Taste
A Guide to Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking and a Karma-Free Diet
based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Hindu monk)

The Engine 2 Diet
The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds
by Rip Esselstyn

Eating Animals
by Jonathan Safran Foer

What To Eat
by Marion Nestle

Just Food
Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly
by James E. McWilliams
Click here to read about when I met this author!

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
An introduction to carnism: The belief system that allows us to eat some animals and not others
by Melanie Joy
Click here to read my book review

The Compassionate Diet
How what you eat can change your life and save the planet
by Arran Stephens with Eliot Jay Rosen
Click here to read my book review


Food, Inc.
How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer-And What You Can Do About It
Click here for my movie review

Nature, Animals, Humans. Make the connection.
Click here for my movie review
Watch the full movie online here, right now!

New Thinking About What We’re Eating


Fast Food Nation
Do you want lies with that?

Super Size Me
A film of epic portions

King Corn
You Are What You Eat

The Future of Food
An in-depth look at the controversy over genetically modified foods
Click here for my movie review

The Cove
Man is their biggest threat and their only hope
Click here for my movie review

8 thoughts on “Books & Movies

  1. Allen Shank


    I think you should check out The China Study. It takes a purely scientific approach to several concepts including the impact of animal protein on the body and the relationship it has with cancer. It has had a pretty immediate impact on my diet.


  2. Powered By Produce Post author

    I’ve heard about it – and I keep hearing it touted at “the most comprehensive study on the benefits of a vegan diet.” I’m actually shocked that I haven’t read it yet myself! It’s definitely on my radar, but I’m glad you recommended it because this reminded me that I need to get a copy!

  3. Alex

    You should check out Erik Marcus’ “Meat Market,” as well. I found it to be a very informative and enlightening read; the man also writes very convincingly. I read it today at the library for about 4 hours- don’t regret it for a second.

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